Livingston Arts has announced events for the first half of 2017. All of these upcoming events are free, sponsored by our members, the Livingston County Board of Supervisors and the NYS Council on the Arts.

Livingston Arts Members’ Exhibit
Opening reception Thursday, February 16 5PM-7PM, through Saturday, March 18, at Livingston Arts
Free and open to the public
A juried exhibit of our members’ two and three-dimensional pieces. All media are welcome. Artists may submit one or two pieces that have not been previously exhibited at the Members’ Exhibit. To become a member, please visit our website. Members’ exhibit registration forms are also available at

Livingston Arts hosts author Idra Novey
Monday, February 27, 2017 from 4:30pm-5:30 pm at Livingston Arts Center.
Free and open to the public.
The translator and author will present a discussion and read from her latest work, “Ways to Disappear”.

Livingston Arts Scholastic Art Show: “This Art is Your Art”
Exhibit display on March 25, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm at York Central School
Best in show and first places winners exhibited April 1 through April 29th at Livingston Arts
Closing reception and scholarship awards April 29, 2017 at 3pm
Free and open to the public
All-student exhibit featuring high school artists from across the Genesee Valley region. A jury of professional artists will select best in show and first place winners to be hosted at Livingston Arts April 1-29. Livingston Arts will award three $200 scholarships to students studying the arts or an arts-related field in college. More information is available at

New Deal Gallery Opening and County Historian’s Exhibit: “Expressions of World War One in Photographs and Letters Home”
Opening reception Thursday, May 5, 2017, 5pm-7pm, at Livingston Arts
Free and open to the public
Livingston County Historian Amie Alden presents letters and photographs from residents of Livingston County to explore the impact of the World War I on those abroad and at home.

New selections from among the over 200 easel paintings commissioned Works Progress Administration in the 1930’s during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Betsy Harris, Livingston Arts Executive Director, will curate the exhibit.

Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival at Letchworth State Park, Highbanks Recreation Area
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, June 18, 2017, 10am-5pm
Free and open to the public, $10 admission per vehicle at park entrance
Sponsored by Livingston Arts, the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce and Letchworth State Park
A festival to celebrate the food, drink and art of our local region featuring tastings and sales of beer, ciders, spirits, wines and foods. Vendor applications from chefs, farmers, and artists are being accepted through February 15th. Vendor application and an entry form for the poster design contest is available at